Uk Focus With Dj Limelight: 2014 Special
Welcome to my world here on MTV Wrap Up. I'm a UK DJ representing the underground scene and supporting up-and-coming acts. With over 150 mixtape releases and over 250,000 independent CD sales, a radio show on BBC Asian Network (Saturdays 9pm-Midnight) and my own monthly talent showcase event in Shoreditch, it was only right to join The Wrap Up team and give you the lowdown on new, fresh UK talent and releases. Enjoy!
The UK scene had some massive highlights in 2013, with many big independent releases throughout the year including Krept & Konan's ‘Young Kingz’. The duo also went on to sign a record deal with Virgin EMI. Another highlight was the rise of deep UK house, which is currently ringing off in all the clubs across the country. 2014 is looking promising with some massive UK releases to start the year. Here are some artists to look out for in 2014.
The Brixton rapper has his long awaited mixtape 'London Boy American Dreaming' set for release in the early part of 2014. I've been blessed to have listened to some of the tracks already, and it is sounding legendary to say the least. Including massive features, 20 tracks strong, DVS has been warming us up over the past few months with freestyle videos including his takes on 'Versace' and 'Poundcake'. Watch DVS – ‘Poundcake’ freestyle HERE.
One of the most promising UK rappers to date, 20-year-old Cashtastic has 'Alarm Clock' releasing on 09/02/2014. I'm particularly excited for this project, with massive features from Fekky, Stylo G, J.Spades, G FrSH and Kano to name a few. Stand out tracks include 'Audio Biography', 'All Eyes On Me' and what looks to be Cash's lead single 'In The Party' (Produced by Steel Banglez). You can pre-order 'Alarm Clock' now.
As a representer of Brit-Asian urban music, I've come across some promising acts for 2014. Tasha Tah is a West London artist who's becoming a household name in the British Asian scene. Her first single "Haan De Munde" accumulated over two million YouTube hits and the singer recently featured in a Bollywood movie with her hit single 'Kurbaan'. Tasha Tah also released a single on Christmas Day, titled 'Malang'. Check it out.
With the popularity of deep house blowing up in the clubs across the UK, one of my favourite producers of 2013 and surely set to take 2014 by storm is house producer DJ S.K.T. He's released some big tracks including 'What Is Your Love' alongside Gemma Fox and also produced Little Nikki’s hit single 'Right Before My Eyes'. Also check out his remake of 'Popped A Molly' which is a free download from the 25-year-olds Soundcloud.
Until next time!
Words: DJ Limelight (@DJLIMELIGHTUK)
Online Edit: @MazHalima